Associations to the word «Offset»


OFFSET, noun. Anything that acts as counterbalance; a compensating equivalent.
OFFSET, noun. (international trade) A form of countertrade arrangement, in which the seller agrees to purchase within a set time frame products of a certain value from the buying country. This kind of agreement may be used in large international public sector contracts such as arms sales.
OFFSET, noun. (obsolete) (c. 1555) A time at which something begins; outset.
OFFSET, noun. A printing method, in which ink is carried from a metal plate to a rubber blanket and from there to the printing surface.
OFFSET, noun. (programming) The difference between a target memory address and a base address.
OFFSET, noun. (signal analysis) The displacement between the base level of a measurement and the signal's real base level.
OFFSET, noun. The distance by which one thing is out of alignment with another.
OFFSET, noun. (surveying) A short distance measured at right angles from a line actually run to some point in an irregular boundary, or to some object.
OFFSET, noun. An abrupt bend in an object, such as a rod, by which one part is turned aside out of line, but nearly parallel, with the rest; the part thus bent aside.
OFFSET, noun. (botany) A short prostrate shoot that takes root and produces a tuft of leaves, etc.
OFFSET, noun. A spur from a range of hills or mountains.
OFFSET, noun. (architecture) A horizontal ledge on the face of a wall, formed by a diminution of its thickness, or by the weathering or upper surface of a part built out from it; a set-off.
OFFSET, verb. To compensate for something.
OFFSET, verb. To form an offset in (a wall, rod, pipe, etc.).
OFFSET STAFF, noun. A surveyor's rod, usually ten links long, used in measuring offsets.

Dictionary definition

OFFSET, noun. The time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her".
OFFSET, noun. A compensating equivalent.
OFFSET, noun. A horizontal branch from the base of plant that produces new plants from buds at its tips.
OFFSET, noun. A natural consequence of development.
OFFSET, noun. A plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper.
OFFSET, noun. Structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly.
OFFSET, verb. Compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals".
OFFSET, verb. Make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength".
OFFSET, verb. Cause (printed matter) to transfer or smear onto another surface.
OFFSET, verb. Create an offset in; "offset a wall".
OFFSET, verb. Produce by offset printing; "offset the conference proceedings".

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